How to Make a Lumber Rack

November 22, 2016


This week I decided to update my lumber rack design from a year or two ago. For this project I used 3/4″ plywood and 2×4’s. The amount of wood really depends on how many racks you would like to make for your shop. I started by cutting my plywood into 13″x24″ strips. From here, I drew a shape similar to a triangle on all my pieces of plywood. It was 15″ in length and 13″ in height. However, the ends came out 1.5″ to accommodate the thickness of a 2×4. I then cut my 2×4’s into 2 different lengths: 3-11.5″ and 3-15″ in length. Once all of my wood was cut, I drilled 5 holes in the center of my 11.5″ board running up and down it. These holes are for the screws that will connect the rack into the wall. I then screwed all my pieces of wood together using a combination of 1 5/8″ screws and 3″ screws. Once everything was screwed together, you’re ready to mount them to the wall using long/heavy duty screws or lag bolts. This will ensure your shelves won’t rip off the wall after you start adding lumber to them.


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